Instructor sought with recent postgraduate work in any of the following fields: graphic design, visual culture, art history, film, television and media studies, video game studies, and/or the Internet. Qualified candidates will be expected to introduce New Media students to methods of visual encoding and decoding. Students will explore the language and iconography of visual communication as it relates to the worlds of: art, advertising, print publications, television, and the Web.
In the interdisciplinary New Media Program at Purchase College, students learn to interact with digital media both as critical consumers and as active producers. For more information about the program, please visit the website (http://www.purchase.edu/Departments/Admissions/AreasofStudy/ProgramPages/newmedia.aspx). This class meets once a week for approximately three hours and is currently scheduled Wednesday from 8:30-11:10 am. The term begins on January 23, 2008 and ends on May 15, 2008.
Founded on the principle that artists and scholars are indispensable to each other and to an enlightened society, Purchase College combines professional conservatory programs in the visual and performing arts and distinguished programs in the liberal arts. The campus is located 20 miles north of Manhattan in Westchester County.
Please send a CV and contact information to Brooke Singer (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in the position by 1/04/08. Also, feel free to contact Brooke Singer with any questions.
For more information about the New Media program, please visit:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Brooke Singer via email (email@example.com). Applications will be reviewed starting May 8th.
Current Course Description:
Experimental Web Practice
This class examines how the web can be a tool for artistic expression and action. Students consider what is unique about the internet and exploit its potential as a means for communication, distribution, simulation and interaction. The class studies a wide-range of internet art projects to stimulate ideas and give students an understanding of what is happening in the net art world. Students experiment with web production and are expected to challenge standard notions of how the web functions. This is an upper level web course (Pre-req: Creating Web Docs). Advanced Flash techniques are demonstrated, such as interactive video strategies and incorporating XML, PHP and MySql. Students, however, can use the programming languages and software platforms of their choice.
Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, representative publications, and three letters of reference to the attention of Melissa Swinton-Ghafoor, Affirmative Action Officer, Media, Society and Arts Search Committee, Purchase College, SUNY, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577-1400. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Purchase College, SUNY is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from minorities and women are strongly encouraged.
A WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE SERIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE
Conference: Monday October 17
Biotech Art Workshop conducted by SymbioticA: October 10-14
This initiative aims to bring together artists, biologists, and science studies scholars, to address a broad range of questions about science in the public sphere. The list of possible research domains to be investigated includes, but is not limited to, genomics, tissue engineering, genetic engineering and stem cell research.
1 What types of models of interdisciplinary engagement might facilitate rich, well-informed public participation in scientific discourse?
2 How do we go beyond the "demo" model often used by science museums and approach the subject matter in an experiential hands-on way that allows for failure, redirection of research questions and the promotion of agency towards an area that is usually reserved for the expert community?
3 What types of epistemological questions emerge at the intersection of biology, art, and the public sphere? How would an exchange mutually benefit the research areas of each discipline? Under which umbrella could research collaborations of this kind be supported?
We are specifically interested in the relationship of these research areas to the social landscape of the pharmaceutical industry, the agricultural industry, global trade and corporate license agreements, the framing of biosecurity and biodefense, constructions of disease, and the global politics of the reproductive health industry.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE: http://www.publicsphere.parasitelab.net/
Sincerely, Brooke Singer
Job Description and Application Information:
New Media Computer Technician - $40k deadline: July 1, 2005. Position to be filled by August 15th 2005
Purchase College/State University of New York seeks to hire an experienced computer technician to serve the New Media Program.
Requirements: The successful applicant will have at least a bachelor's degree, solid computer skills, including experience in video post-production and server administration, and the ability to communicate and work with faculty, student and technical staff.
Primary duties expected of the successful applicant include:
1. Maintain, administer, backup and supervise:
A 24 seat PC computer lab Adobe CS, Macromedia Flash and Dreamweaver, Java, MIDI and more
A 12 seat PC video editing/3D computer lab.
A Cross platform research lab of 4 workstations running appropriate software for student and faculty projects
Web servers used for class and program support.
2. Consult with the department faculty and participate in the planning, designing and equipping of the new digital media facilities as well as develop long range resource upgrade strategies.
3. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to devise and support the successful implementation of technology in the classroom, including managing the allocation of server space.
4. Identify, train and supervise College Lab Assistants and student assistants appointed to the areas and facilities, which utilize computers and digital technology systems.
5. Help plan and then manage anticipated new technologies. Future capabilities could include running streaming audio and video and supporting peer-to-peer applications.
6. In addition to above technical responsibilities, the person would be available during specified hours to help students with video post-production and senior projects as well as mentor student technical workers.
Secondary duties include working with the Natural Sciences Computer Engineer on joint networking and computing efforts.
As the facilities evolve, there is a requirement as well as opportunity for continual learning and professional growth.
Send a letter describing qualifications and experience with a current resume and names of three references to:
c/o New Media Tech Support
Human Resources Office
Purchase, NY 10577
Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
Artistic Research Science Fair
D. Graham Burnett, Sal Randolph, Steve Rowell, Brooke Singer, and Alexandra P. Spaudling
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 12:30–2:00 p.m.
Education Classroom B, mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, Museum of Modern Art, New York
The included projects are long-term, multifaceted endeavors that are rarely represented in traditional venues such as museums or galleries, making this session a unique opportunity to learn about them through a direct dialogue with their creators. The program concludes with a round-table conversation among the artists, moderated by D. Graham Burnett, focusing on such questions as: Can science and scholarship be the medium of the artist? What can be learned from the contrast between the creatively driven approach of artistic research and the focused methodology of empirically oriented investigative practices? What happens at the intersection of precise knowledge and infinite possibility? D. Graham Burnett is an editor at Cabinet magazine and teaches at Princeton University.
Ricardo and I have a project in the new exhibition, Strange Invitation, at the amazing Franklin Street Works Gallery in Stamford, CT. Opening is this SAT 5-8pm.
My photograph Quanta Resources, Pittston, PA, from the Sites Unseen series is included in the exhibition Gatsby Revisited in the Age of the One Percent from March 13 – April 15 at the Contemporary Art Gallery on the campus of UConn, Storrs.
Other artists are: Tina Barney, Man Bartlett, James Casebere, Jessica Craig-Martin, Patricia Cronin, Sebastan Errazuriz, Shepard Fairey, Eric Fischl, Charles Hagen, Alex Katz, Robert Longo, Julian Opie Martin Parr, Julika Rudelius and Elizabeth Shrier.
Closing reception on April 15th!
ExcessNYC (Ricardo and I!) will participate in this panel on March 30th. Looking forward, the panelists look great.
With Food in Mind is thrilled to participate in the 2013 Just Food Conference. In our conference session, artists will offer practical advice on using food as medium or material when working to foster social change.
Attendees will hear from Atom Cianfarani, sustainable designer and co-author of A Roof Grows in Brooklyn: The Do-It-Yourself Green Roof Workbook; Jason Gaspar, multimedia artist and artist-in-residence at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum; Lisa Gross, artist and chairman/founder of The Boston Tree Party; Tattfoo Tan, artist; and Brooke Singer & Ricardo Miranda Zuniga, collaborating artists on ExcessNYC. All of these artists are responding to the challenges and concerns of feeding populations sustainably by creating local, community-oriented, and aesthetically conscious models.
Making Art with Food in Mind will take place on Saturday, March 30 from 10:30am to 11:45am at the Food & Finance High School in New York City. Purchase tickets here.
There is an interesting essay, The Migration of Social Exchange, recently posted on Hyperallergic by James Holland. He mentions my Databody piece from spring 2001 (yes, prior to 9/11). Nice that it is still relevant after over a decade. This is a thoughtful piece that ruminates on the changing landscape of what it means to be social.
Ricardo and I gave a short presentation on ExcessNYC at this cool “conceptual” farmers market at the Hall of Science organized by Liz Slagus last weekend.
I am giving a talk tonight with artist and sometime collaborator, Stefani Bardin, at NYU’s ITP. See the link for details. Should be fun & lively! The event is titled : INPUT / OUTPUT: POLLUTION / SOLUTION: BODIES / SITES. Thanks to Marina Zurkow for organizing.
I have two photographs in Peekskill Project V at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, NY. There is a lot of great work from artists like Brandon Ballengée, Diana Cooper, Jeffrey Gibson and Ellen Harvey.